Keynote, Abstracts & Hands-on Sessions: Why you should attend LIVES Forum 2018…

Join us in Madrid ~ May 3-5, 2018   This three day conference on Monitoring in Acute Respiratory Failure led by top experts in the field, will utilise differing clinical scenarios to demonstrate the various monitoring options for patients from the acute to the weaning phase of mechanical ventilation.  LIVES Forum Committee member Claude Guérin highlights some […]

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Terminal weaning or immediate extubation: the ARREVE observational study

EJRC Article Review Terminal weaning or immediate extubation for withdrawing mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients (the ARREVE observational study) Worldwide, an increasing number of deaths occur in the intensive care unit (ICU) after a decision to withdraw life support [1, 2]. Relatives of patients who die in the ICU have been reported to experience […]

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(icTV) The next decade: Candida and Aspergillus infections in the ICU

Where are we with regards to fighting fungal infections in our patients? Matteo Bassetti shares his thoughts on this important topic in this new icTV interview linked to the recently published paper in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM): Intensive care medicine research agenda on invasive fungal infection in critically ill patients. Want to access other expert papers focused on future […]

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Are risk factors and impact of prevention strategies the same for early- and late-onset VAP?

Are risk factors and impact of prevention strategies the same for early- and late-onset VAP? EJRC Article Review   The risk factors and impact of prevention strategies for early-onset (EOP) versus late-onset (LOP) ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are still under debate. Saied and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis of data prospectively entered from 01/1997 to 03/2016 […]

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Identifying community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)

Is the clinical significance of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) visualised on CT scans only the same as of CAP visualised on chest x-rays? EJRC Article Review   The clinical significance of radiological signs of pneumonia visualised only on CT imaging is largely unknown, which creates uncertainty about the appropriate management: Should the management approach be according […]

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Fresh versus older: Has the red blood cell controversy finally been settled?

EJRC Article Review Effect of Red Cell Storage Duration on Mortality in Critically Ill Patients   The standard transfusion laboratory policy of issuing the oldest blood for transfusion first in order to protect available supplies has raised the question of whether this exposes sick patients to potential harm. Despite being stored refrigerated in preservative solutions […]

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Effect of perioperative patient-targeted BP control

EJRC Article Review Effect of Individualised vs. Standard Blood Pressure Management Strategies on Postoperative Organ Dysfunction Among High-Risk Patients Undergoing Major Surgery   Adequate perioperative blood pressure (BP) control is a cornerstone in preventing postoperative organ dysfunction. However, there are no evidence-based data on the effective BP target. The aim of the Intraoperative Norepinephrine to […]

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Extracorporeal life support: What do we need?

Meet the expert ~ Alain Combes In this brief icTV interview, Co-Principal Investigator of SUPERNOVA Alain Combes discusses the research agenda for extracorporeal life support and teases the topical paper published in Intensive Care Medicine, which details the data we currently have on ECMO and what researchers need to focus on in terms of future […]

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